Heads up! A second Detective Conan live-action installment this December 2007; then a Honey and Clover drama adaptation and Nodame Cantabile Paris Special, both on January 2008.
- Honey and Clover: It will be adapted into a Japanese Drama Series, Hachimitsu to Kuroba, and will be aired on FujiTV, Tuesday 21:00 starting January 8, 2008, with Narumi Riko as Hanamoto Hagumi and Ikuta Toma as Takemoto Yuta. (from: drama wiki )
- Detective Conan: The new live-action episode is tentatively titled “Kudo Shinichi no Fukkatsu! Kuro no Soshiki to no Taiketsu” (Return of Kudo Shinichi! Showdown with the Black Organization). Conan attends a party for the “Miss Japanesque” awards, where he happens to eat a cake that temporarily transforms him back into Shinichi Kudo (Oguri). While there, a murder takes place and he has to solve the case. The special will also feature the first live-action appearance of the Black Organization. Shun Oguri, Tomoka Kurokawa and Takanori Jinnai are reprising their roles as Shinichi, Ran and Kogoro Mori. NTV will air the special during Winter 2007. (from: Tokyograph)
- Nodame Cantabile Paris Special: The popular “Nodame Cantabile” drama series is returning to Fuji TV next January. A two-night special will kick off the new year, taking place in Paris after the timeline of the original series. Juri Ueno and Hiroshi Tamaki will reprise their roles as Nodame and Chiaki, respectively. The special will also include new characters that appear in Tomoko Ninomiya’s manga. Filming will take place overseas for a period of about three weeks this fall. (from: Tokyograph)
I wasn’t able to find much info about the Honey and Clover drama, I initially found out about it from Scrumptious. I’m curious with this drama adaptation… I absolutely loved the anime! I haven’t really seen the movie since I didn’t hear much positive reviews about it and I didn’t want to be disappointed. I think this drama would at least have more time to explore the characters and the story and may be able to make a more faithful adaptation of the manga/anime. Hopefully, they’d be able to get a good cast. I also hope the Nomiya/Yamada arc will be included! *fingers crossed* Either way, I’m looking forward to seeing this one. =)
The Detective Conan live-action wasn’t exactly epic and looked a bit kiddie, but I found it enjoyable to watch so I’m kind of looking forward to the 2nd live-action special. Oh, and Haibara will be there as well along with Gin from the Black Org… This would be interesting. Here’s a link to a photo of the cast including the actress playing Haibara and the actors playing Gin, Prof Agasa and Conan. Haha. A bit silly, but I do appreciate that they’re trying to make the live-action characters look like their anime/manga counterparts. 😛 (see photo/cast guide)
I found this bit of info a few months ago from Garten and I’m way late on relaying the Nodame Cantabile special, but I suppose it’s better late than never. I really enjoyed watching the live-action series of Nodame, so I’m also looking forward to see the Paris special! Puro Gurota madness… in French?! Mukya! xD